Return Home

A Focus on Suicide Prevention in Rural Communities - August 16, 2017, 3:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 03:00
Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series 2017

Description: This webinar will highlight efforts in the state of Alaska to implement initiatives and projects related to suicide awareness, prevention and post-prevention programming. Additionally, strategies to effectively engage communities and alternative school coalitions in rural and remote areas of the state to address suicide prevention will be discussed.

Objectives: Participants in today’s webinar will learn about:

  • The Alaska Suicide Prevention Plan and state statistics;
  • Effective strategies to reduce youth suicide;
  • The peer-to-peer model designed to provide leadership training and skills that build protective factors to reduce suicide; and,
  • Learn about strategies being implemented to address relational poverty, depression and anxiety by increasing coping strategies and resiliency.


Sharon Fishel, MS, Education Specialist II Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, Juneau, AK


Karen B. Francis, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR), Washington DC.


AIR Logo  WICHE logo